Guwahati: As soon as Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha, it fueled a widespread protest in the states of Assam and Tripura. The ongoing protests turned critical soon after the contentious CAB was presented in the upper house of the Parliament. The situation demanded deployment of three Army columns by the civil administration in Tripura and Assam.
The protests getting violent created an atmosphere of Army being deployed to the states. According to the defence authorities two army columns were sent to Kanchanpur and Radhanagar district and Manu in Dhalai district where the field commanders from the army headquarters were monitoring the situation closely. The authorities told that the forces were involved as the situation went out of the hands of the police. The police even had to fire tear gas shells at the protestors in Guwahati.